The most popular children’s wearable tech devices are those that center around GPS tracking for kids. The interest in this technology has led to the development of GPS bracelets for kids, GPS watches for kids, and GPS bands for kids. Beyond GPS location, wearables for kids allow you to remotely monitor your child’s activity, health, and sleeping patterns. Such devices include smart baby monitors that are sewn into your child’s clothing and provide you with your child’s heart rate, body temperature, oxygen levels, and sleep quality, among other metrics.
Wearables for kids range in price from roughly $39 to over $200, and can be worn on various body parts such as the wrist, feet, and chest. Filip, Owlet, Sproutling, Tinitell, LeapFrog, and LG are all wearable tech brands that currently offer or plan to offer wearables for children. Popular devices include the LeapFrog LeapBand, Owlet Smart Baby Monitor, Sproutling Smart Baby Monitor, and the Filip.
The Filip and Tinitell smartwatches for kids are simply designed, allowing for quick communication between a child and their parent or guardian. Both smartwatches can place calls to a limited amount of predefined phone numbers and also function as GPS tracking devices, enabling parents to view the child’s location from their own paired smartphones or tablets.
The LeapFrog Leapband is both a smartwatch and fitness tracker for kids. It aims to combat the growing obesity problem in children by gamification. Kids get to select a customizable digital pet that they can interact with by jumping, hopping, and running to earn points.
Smart baby monitors from the likes of Owlet, Sproutling, Mimo, and MonBaby allow parents to get unprecedented access to their baby’s health and activity. The Mimo baby monitor gives you real time information on your baby’s position and breathing pattern. The MonBaby baby monitor clips on to any article of clothing and alerts you in real-time as to your baby’s breathing movements, body position, and possible falls. Owlet’s smart sock is made of hypoallergenic material, and uses pulse oximetry to manage your child’s vital signs. The Owlet communicates with a base station, as well as with your iPhone via its iOS app. Lastly, the Sproutling baby monitor is a wearable band, often worn near the baby’s ankle, that senses motion, body position, heart rate, and skin temperature.
With so many choices in smart baby monitors, GPS tracking devices for kids, smartwatches for kids, and activity trackers for kids, the choices can become overwhelming. Luckily we actively add the devices to our site so that you can stay up to date on the latest wearable tech offerings, read our reviews, and compare devices. Be sure to join our community or sign up for our newsletters to learn more!